Category: Education

New and Refined Directions for Early Education at Barr

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

A 2011 strategy review of Barr’s approach to early education led to new and refined directions for this work in 2012 and beyond.

February 14, 2012 | Category: Education

Come Together Right Now...

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

How has Boston thrived in a resource-constrained era of fierce political divisions?

February 07, 2012 | Category: Education

More Racing to the Top in Massachusetts

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

In December 2011, Massachusetts was named one of only nine states to receive grants under the federal “Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge,” a successor to the Obama Administration’s competitive K–12 “Race to the Top” program.

February 02, 2012 | Category: Education

The OPPORTUNITY City on a Hill

Rahn Dorsey

Guest Author · Former Evaluation Director & Program Officer

What would it take to make Boston the premiere "opportunity city?"

December 27, 2011 | Category: Education

Beyond Silver Bullets, the Levers for Change

Pat Brandes

Guest Author · Former Executive Director

Risk, failure, silver bullets, systems thinking, and reaching beyond significant change to transformation – opening remarks from Pat Brandes at a breakfast meeting of the Massachusetts Education Innovators at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

December 19, 2011 | Category: Education

A Big Leap for Quality in Early Education

An interview between Stefan Lanfer, Barr's Knowledge Officer and Amy O'Leary, Director of the Early Education for All Campaign and mav Pardee, Program Manager of the Children's Investment Fund.

October 24, 2011 | Category: Education

Building the Field of Dreams

A new report on Social Networks as a Source of Sector-Level Capacity in the After-School World.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Education